Steven Frossard will use the month of May to allow the fractured metatarsal in his left foot to fully heal and return to action for Monster Energy Yamaha in the best possible condition. This means the Frenchman will sit out Grand Prix events in Portugal and Brazil and anticipates being ready for MX1-GP duty for his home event at Ernee on June 9th.
The 2011 MX1 World Championship runner-up had expected to be on the factory YZ450FM for round six of seventeen this weekend at Agueda but after a complication in which the bone in his foot has re-broken, ‘183’ now needs to recuperate and cease physical exercise for a short period.
Frossard initially believed his injury was improving after a pin was inserted to stabilise the break and then he sat out the trip to Bulgaria two weeks ago to focus on rehabilitation. X-rays showed the fracture around the pin was calcifying sufficiently but while following doctor’s advice to start cycling this week the bone was not as strong as first believed.
Joel Roelants will continue to front Yamaha’s efforts in the premier class of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the team are excited to get to Agueda with Christophe Charlier and Dean Ferris focussed on the MX2-GP podium.